High-definition television in Singapore

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High-definition television in Singapore is already in "stage conversion".

Although many households in Singapore own HD ready or Full HD television sets some of them are still broadcast in SDTV. However, these were in stage conversion with the digital television.

Trial[edit]

On Friday, 1 December 2006 based in Singapore began HDTV trials. Two Singaporean broadcasters were involved, MediaCorp (broadcasting HD in DVB-T) and StarHub Cable Vision (DVB-C). Both broadcast in 1080i, but at 50 Hz, in line with the traditional PAL frequency Singapore uses. Triallists were selected from applicants who had applied prior to 22 December 2006 and there are a total of 1000 participants in the trial. These trials closed at the end of 31 December 2007.

Services[edit]

MediaCorp's HD5 is Singapore's first over-the-air HDTV channel simulcasting HD version of MediaCorp Channel 5 programming in 1080i. It is the first terrestrial broadcast HD channel in South East Asia and also first in the world to use MPEG-4 AVC compression.

StarHub TV is a Singapore cable television provider currently airs more than 30 HD channels.

mio TV is a Singapore IPTV service.

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